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Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as
one of the world''s premier historians of WWII. His multi-award
winning books have includedStalingradandThe Fall of
Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he
turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of
the twentieth century, the Second World War.
In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler''s invasion of
Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August
14th, 1945 and the war''s aftermath, Beevor describes
the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major
power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume
history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war
that, more than any other, still commands attention and an
Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor''s grand and
provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on
this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world
history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of
the first rank.